This Summer is the "Summer of Service" at St. Paul's!
We will be featuring activities with this theme through our worship, Vacation Bible School, Mission Trips, and activities.
There will be volunteer projects, such as serving at Shepherd's Heart, the Table, Trinity Walk-In Ministry. We will also offer projects that families can complete after worship on Sundays.
Theology on Tap: On Wednesday, June 5, at 7pm we will be meeting at Brews Brothers, 315 Mt Lebanon Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15234 to discuss "Doing Good: Says Who?" by Connie Newton. You can purchase the book in the office or at the donut table (or see Erin) for $11, or order it here on Amazon.
Doing Good. . . Says Who? explores the impact of good intentions from the inside. The authors conducted over 400 interviews and synthesized the lessons learned. The end result is that you are on the ground with volunteers, nonprofits, donors, and--most uniquely--the intended beneficiaries of good will.
Food Pantry Weekend is May 4 & 5, and June 1 & 2 Please remember to bring your non perishable food contributions to the altar at the service of your choice. All canned, jarred (plastic please) and boxed items are appreciated. Other needed supplies are paper products and personal items (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). Thank you very much for all your past contributions.
The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh (FGP) is committed to promote fiber art and foster its development. Guild programs and activities are designed to create opportunities for our membership and the general public to engage with the fiber arts at every level of the creative process. The Outreach Committee of the Fiberarts Guild works with outside groups, currently concentrating on refugee and immigrant groups. The current focus is with the Kardelens Fiber Arts Group both teaching and learning fiber arts techniques and supporting them in developing their products for sale. The Kardelens Fiber Arts Group is a talented group of Turkish artisan immigrants. The Turkish word “kardelens” is the name of a flower that symbolizes resilience. Their work features embroidered jewelry, greeting cards, and pouches, marbled art fans and more. According to group coordinator Serap: “Through our art projects we became aware that we can have a place in the community and we gained our self-confidence again, like we had in our country. We hope to support other newcomers as we have been supported by the Pittsburgh community.”
Animal Friends Chow Wagon – Our Boy Scout Troop, 284, is collecting pet food for Animal Friends Chow Wagon Program. It provides pet food assistance to families during challenging economic times, allowing them to keep their beloved pets. You can help by bringing unopened cat, dog, or rabbit food, pet treats, or cat litter, to St. Paul’s and placing it in the bin in the Undercroft marked “Chow Wagon.” Please make sure all donations are small – not bulk – sizes, as many Chow Wagon clients rely on public transportation, and cannot take home large items. For more information, contact Rachel Butler-Pardi at [email protected].